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Behemoth $2T COVID-19 aid bill clears U.S. House, heads to Trump

A $2 trillion bill to provide aid to American workers, health care providers and businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic is poised to become law following its passage in the U.S. House on Friday.

States given expired protective gear, workers ‘hoping for the best’

Arizona and other states are receiving old or expired medical supplies from the federal stockpile that are more likely to fail, including the N95 masks that are essential to protect health care workers from COVID-19.

COVID-19 pandemic spurs U.S. Senate to pass historic aid package

The U.S. Senate late Wednesday night approved a $2 trillion spending bill that aims to provide economic relief for workers and businesses and to aid hospitals and states reeling from the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Visitors flock to National Parks after Trump waives fees. Is that safe?

Visitors at Arizona’s Saguaro National Park overflowed parking lots last week and pulled their vehicles off road, destroying vegetation. Park managers issued a plea on Facebook, asking visitors to change their hiking plans based on availability.

Ducey, GOP governors calling for direct federal COVID-19 aid to states

Gov. Doug Ducey joined 20 other Republican governors in authoring a letter calling on Congress to include direct aid to states as part of their COVID-19 response plans.

Congress clears 2nd major coronavirus package; 3rd in the works

A second major coronavirus package cleared the U.S. Senate Wednesday and is now headed to President Donald Trump for his signature.

Sinema: Ducey failing AZ by not closing bars, restaurants

U.S. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema says Gov. Doug Ducey is putting Arizonans at risk of the coronavirus by failing to close down restaurants like has been done in other states and large cities. 

U.S. House passes coronavirus response bill; 2 Ariz. Republicans dissent

The U.S. House early Saturday morning approved an emergency stimulus package to combat the coronavirus pandemic after President Donald Trump signaled his support for the bill.

Government watchdog: Trump hasn’t justified BLM move

The Bureau of Land Management is losing at least half of the employees designated to move west as part of the Trump administration’s controversial relocation plan, leaving a bare-bones workforce to lead the agency.

Top health officials warn of coronavirus: ‘It’s going to get worse’

Trump administration officials painted a dire picture of the novel coronavirus outbreak on Wednesday, warning members of Congress that the public health crisis is far from over. 
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